EirGrid Sponsors SciFest

EirGrid Sponsors SciFest

November 2021

SciFest is delighted to welcome EirGrid as a Silver Sponsor of the SciFest Programme 2021/2022, with the inclusion of the EirGrid Climate and Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future Award.

EirGrid operates and develops Ireland’s electricity grid to deliver a safe, secure and reliable supply of electricity – now, and in the future. This includes interconnecting to neighbouring grids and running the wholesale electricity market.

EirGrid is working to transform the power system for future generations and as such, wants to listen and learn from those who will be integral in Ireland’s efforts to achieve at least 70% of electricity consumption via renewable energy sources by 2030.

Speaking about EirGrid’s partnership with SciFest, EirGrid’s Head of Strategy and Sustainability, Errol Close said, “EirGrid’s strategy is shaped by climate change and delivering a cleaner energy future. Achieving this will require strong development of the skills and critical thinking required across society.

“Our partnership with SciFest offers not only the opportunity to promote greater participation in STEM subjects but also to support young people to develop these skills and showcase their innovation and creativity in addressing an existential challenge like climate change,” added Close.

Welcoming EirGrid’s involvement in the SciFest@School 2021/2022 programme, SciFest’s Founder and CEO, Sheila Porter said,

“We are excited and proud to have EirGrid join SciFest as a Silver Sponsor. EirGrid is leading the charge in making Ireland’s green and renewable dream a reality. Only through innovation and critical thinking, core skills nurtured by the SciFest programme, can we as a society rise to the challenge presented by climate change and the need for cleaner energy. The EirGrid Climate and Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future Award will be presented at local SciFest@School fairsacross the island of Ireland and throughout the school year and will act as an incentive for young people to innovate, create and contribute to solutions to these issues. We very much look forward to working with EirGrid in making this happen.”

For further information please visit EirGrid’s website, www.eirgrid.ie.

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